College Basketball Players Headline Sports Agents

Agent Selection Scenarios: Butler Basketball

So I started slacking on keeping up with this column, but my excuse is that I was on international waters with no internet connection and plenty of margaritas.  I have to at least cover every Final Four team, though.  Kentucky and Connecticut have already been dealt with.  All that is left is Butler and VCU.  Today is Butler.  VCU won’t be much fun tomorrow.

  • Gordon Hayward – Mark Bartelstein (Priorty Sports)
  • Mike Green – Andrew “Buddy” Baker (IM Sports)
  • A.J. Graves – No agent

Does Matt Howard have a shot at earning his way onto an NBA roster?  His 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game are nothing to scoff at, and at 6’8, he has decent size.  It will be at least one more year until we possibly see Shelvin Mack in the professional ranks.  The Junior from Lexington, Kentucky has played a key role in Butler’s success in the Tournament.  Who will each player pick for representation?  I am not sure about Mack, but my guess is that Howard goes with Bartelstein.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.